Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries - 2nd Edition (Athletic Training Education Series)

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Become proficient in the recognition of musculoskeletal injuries, know when to refer clients to physician care, and grasp all the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Athletic Training Educational Competencies related to injury and general medical condition recognition with the completely revised second edition of Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries. Formerly known as Assessment of Athletic Injuries, this revised textbook gives you all the tools you need in one comprehensive and logical resource.

The text, part of Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series, is an indispensable reference for athletic trainers and other health professionals who spend much of their time caring for injuries related to physical activity and must have a solid background in recognition and examination to do so effectively. Significantly expanded, the new edition now contains 23 chapters, ten more than the first edition, that provide a broad and firm understanding of general examination principles and techniques, recognition and examination of injuries and conditions specific to each body region, and general medical conditions that you will likely encounter in the physically active.

Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries, Second Edition, is divided into three well-organized parts. The first part reviews in detail the general principles and foundational skills for each component of the injury examination. In addition, it includes new content related to general evaluation techniques for goniometric measurement, manual muscle testing, upper and lower quarter screens, posture, and gait.

The second part considers examination strategies for the various regions of the body, including each major joint (e.g. elbow, knee, etc); cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines; head and face; and abdomen and thorax. Each chapter is devoted to a specific body region and is broken down into four segments: functional anatomy and biomechanics; injuries specific to that body region; objective tests including structures for palpation, range of motion testing, strength testing, and special tests; and assessment strategies focusing on acute versus chronic injuries.

In the third part, three chapters address general medical conditions that allied health professionals are likely to see in physically active clients and patients. The topics are discussed according to the body systems presented in Athletic Training Educational Competencies (National Athletic Trainers' Association, 1999). Because examinations of these conditions usually are the physician's responsibility and require diagnostic tests to identify, the text prepares readers to make appropriate referrals based on a patient's history and their own observations.

The new edition includes many additional features for students, professionals, and instructors:
-More than 150 illustrations, 500 photographs, and 110 tables that enable the reader to correctly comprehend the material

-A student Web site that includes printable checklists for every phase of injury examination, along with superb full-color photographs of skin ailments that will enhance the reader's ability to correctly identify the disorder

-Pedagogical aids that will assist in learning and retention of crucial material, including chapter objectives and summaries; “warning boxes” and “reminder boxes” highlighting techniques and knowledge crucial to avoiding further injury, permanent disability, or even death; key terms; review and critical thinking questions; a glossary; and references and bibliographical material

-An instructor guide and test bank with case studies, course projects, chapter worksheets, sample test questions, and a sample course syllabus to help teachers prepare lectures and exams and organize courses and

-A presentation package, heavily weighted toward photographs of objective tests and easily adapted to each instructor's lecture content and style.
Human Kinetics' Athletic Training Education Series contains five outstanding textbooks, each with its own superb supporting instructional resources. Featuring the work of respected athletic training authorities, the series was created to parallel and expound on the content areas established by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council. Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries, Second Edition, addresses the content areas of Pathology of Injury and Illness; Assessment and Evaluation; and General Medical Conditions and Disabilities.

To learn more about the books in this series, visit the Athletic Training Education Series Web site at www.HumanKinetics.com/AthleticTrainingEducationSeries

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About the Author:

Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC, CSCS, is an assistant professor and director of graduate programs in athletic training and sports medicine at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a certified athletic trainer since 1984, she has a broad clinical perspective with experience at the collegiate, high school, and clinical settings, as well as at the Olympic and international levels.

Prior to coming to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Shultz taught and conducted clinical research in the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Program at the University of Virginia. She also served as associate director of athletic training and rehabilitative services at the University of California at Los Angeles where two of her primary responsibilities were the direct health care of student athletes and the education of student athletic trainers.

Dr. Shultz is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She currently serves as Chair of the NATA Convention Program Committee, and previously served on the NATA's Entry-Level Education Committee, Pronouncements Committee, and the Appropriate Medical Coverage for Intercollegiate Athletics Task Force. She is actively involved in research related to anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in female athletes and has received grant funding from the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NATA Research and Education Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. She is the primary author of the National Federation of State High School Athletics Association Sports Medicine Handbook and the NATA's Appropriate Medical Care for Intercollegiate Athletics. She is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Athletic Training.

Dr. Shultz received her PhD from the University of Virginia and her master's degree from the University of Arizona. She received the Freddie H Fu MD New Investigator Award from the NATA Foundation in 2003.

Peggy A. Houglum, PhD, ATC, PT, is an assistant professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She has more than 30 years of experience in rehabilitation providing patient and athlete care. Her extensive background as a certified athletic trainer and physical therapist has provided her with a unique perspective regarding rehabilitation programs that make therapeutic exercise techniques appropriate and effective for athletic injury treatment.

Dr. Houglum has clinical experience in a variety of settings including acute care and rehabilitation hospitals, sports medicine clinics, and athletic training facilities. She has also served as an athletic trainer with the United States Olympic Sports Festivals, Olympic Games, and World University Games.

A member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Sports Medicine Section and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), she is presently chair of the NATA Continuing Education Committee. and also created the NATA's first formal continuing education programming in 1991. She was named to the NATA Hall of Fame, the association's highest award, in 2002, and received NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award in 1996. Dr. Houglum is also Clinical Applications Editor of the Journal of Athletic Training. She received her PhD in sports medicine from the University of Virginia, and her master's degree in athletic training from Indiana State University.

David H. Perrin, PhD, ATC, is Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance and a professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

For 13 years, Dr. Perrin served as a member of the NATA Professional Education Committee, helping to write the guidelines for accreditation of both undergraduate and graduate athletic training education programs. For 15 years, he directed the graduate programs in athletic training and sports medicine in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic Training from 1996-2004 and was the founding editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. He is author of Isokinetic Exercise and Assessment and Athletic Taping and Bracing, editor of The Injured Athlete, Third Edition, and co-author of Research Methods in Athletic Training.

Dr. Perrin's research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors in female athletes. His awards from the National Athletic Trainers' Association include the Sayers “Bud” Miller Distinguished Educator Award, the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award, the William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, and the NATA Hall of Fame. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Perrin received his master's degree from Indiana State University and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, and vacationing at his lake cottage in Vermont.

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"Unique to this book is the separation of each assessment chapter into on-field, sideline, and off-field evaluation. Athletic Therapy Today" (review of first edition) "The arrangement and print style, as well as a helpful glossary and thorough index, all combine to make this work very easy to use in finding specific information. E-Streams" (review of first edition)

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